Fashion: Lexi Clothing

One is a renowned couture house with more than 30 years of experience behind them, the other a globally renowned stylist, so naturally when the two met to debut Lexi Clothing at the 2015 Adelaide Fashion Festival, the audience was in for a touch of indulgence.

For TWAIN the show ticked all the right boxes- modern silhouettes cut from luxurious fabrics and styling to rival any international runway show. Alexis George and Nicole Bonython-Hines, you did SA proud.

As the brainchild of celebrated Adelaide couturier Alexis George, Lexi Clothing had a lot to live up to. A name synonymous with precision tailoring, luxurious fabrics and show stopping silhouettes, Alexis George has long reigned as one of Adelaide’s original couture kings. So when a diffusion line emerged back in 2012, the expectations were high. Delivering the same ethos at an accessible price point was never going to be an easy feat. But as the story goes, deliver they did and the label has enjoyed global recognition since. Last night, however, the ready-to-wear collection went back to its home roots, debuting for the first time at the Adelaide Fashion Festival.

Held at the specially built AFF Runway at Hindmarsh Square, the Lexi Runway Show showcased the musings of celebrated stylist Nicole Bonython-Hines. Strong classic silhouettes were mixed with bold and edgy designs offering something for every fashion enthusiast in the house. In a feat not to go unrecognized, the collection flowed effortlessly with sexy draped dresses flowing seamlessly into more classic cuts such as TWAIN’s favourite – a figure hugging halter gown featuring a perfectly exaggerated flare hem with cage detailing at the back (we sure as hell couldn’t decide which side we liked better). The injection of mesh and laser cut fabric in edgy yet wearable cuts showcased that labels innovative and global direction.

Fierce was the word when it came to hair and make up. An exaggerated cat eye became the focal point, complementing the sleek, shiny hair. The end result, achieving red carpet glamour without looking too contrived. To TWAINS relief not a tight curl in sight. Not that we expected anything less from the states A-team!.

As for Lexi Clothing, another designer well and truly putting S.A. on the global fashion map.

Photos courtesy of Meaghan Coles Photography.